Breaking language learning into manageable, enjoyable pieces is essential to acquiring Spanish. In addition, learners need consistent exposure to the language. The Spanish Word of the Day from OnlineFreeSpanish has both these features. It provides learners with entertaining online language activities, one day and one word at a time. Also, like all of the content on OnlineFreeSpanish, it is free!
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Spanish Word of the Day Activities
Spanish Word of the Day presents a word individually and also uses it in a sentence. The meaning of the word and sentence is supported by a photograph and native speaker audio. There are also two activities using each word of the day.
In addition to reading and listening to the word and sentence, learners can do ordering puzzles to actively engage with Spanish. For one of the activities, players order the syllables. The other activity consists of ordering the words in the sentence. You can see printable versions of similar activities using animal vocabulary in these free printable Spanish task cards.
Ordering Syllables in Words
Players hear the Spanish Word of the Day and then hear it pronounced syllable by syllable. The display separates the word into syllables so players can connect the sounds and letters.
To jumble the word, players click on the puzzle piece on the right hand side of the screen. They drag and drop the syllables into the correct order. If they need to hear the word again, they can click the speaker. This is excellent practice for beginning readers, as they associate sounds with letters and syllables.
Spanish Word of the Day: Ordering Sentences
Learners also see and hear the Spanish Word of the Day used in a sentence displayed on the screen. Again, players can jumble the word by clicking on the puzzle piece on the right hand side of the screen. Players drag and drop words into the correct order. They can click the speaker to hear the sentence again. If you are looking for hands-on activities these printable La casa activities for sentence building in Spanish are similar.
Word of the Day Examples
Learning a language takes an enormous amount of exposure to a wide variety of language. The Spanish Word of the Day is a good way for kids to become familiar with additional vocabulary and structures.
With written support for the audio, these activities are also excellent for helping students recognize individual words in sentences, something that is difficult for beginning learners.
These photos of the word of the day will give you an idea of how fun and useful the activities are. Explore the Spanish word of the day on your own and have fun with this great content!